How To Draw A Beach Umbrella
Tracing the lines and hues of a beach umbrella offers a charming and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. A beach umbrella doesn’t require any special tools or skills to draw, just a pencil, some paper, and a creative eye. With a few simple steps, and a bit of time, you can draw a beach umbrella that is the envy of your friends.
Start With The Basics
To begin, sketch a curved line across the page. This is the top outline of the umbrella. At the top of the curve, draw another curved line that angles inward. This is the umbrella’s rib or handle, which curves around and downward to the hub. Add a curved line that extends outward from the hub, which will be the ‘pole’ of your beach umbrella.
Structure & Pattern
Once you have the skeleton of your beach umbrella drawn, it’s time to add the details. The backbone of the beach umbrella is composed of several sturdy ‘ribs’ that extend outward in a star-like pattern. If you want to bring your drawing to life, lay out the ribs first, and then draw a pattern or logo—stripes and dots are classic beach umbrella designs.
Draw The Spokes & Tilt
To create a realistic effect, give your beach umbrella some dimension by drawing the spokes that extend outward from the hub. These can be straight or curved lines that are evenly spaced apart. Add a few extra lines along the edges of the umbrella to give it more texture and depth. Finally, give your beach umbrella some ‘tilt’ by extending the ribs and spokes slightly outward to create a curved shape.
Add Dimension with Color
Finally, bring your beach umbrella to life with color. For a real beach feel, use bright, vibrant colors—from canary yellow to tropical blue. Or, keep it simple with a crisp white or classic navy blue. To finish off your drawing, draw a few sticks or stones in the sand underneath the umbrella. And voila—your beach umbrella is complete!